Forest Biodiversity Science Advisory Committee

In August of 2015, the Minister of Natural Resources, Lloyd Hines, created a Forest Biodiversity Science Advisory Committee to enhance the management of Nova Scotia's Crown-owned woodlands.

Members of the committee have experience in biodiversity science, and their independent advice will improve government’s capacity to address complex biodiversity conservation and resource-use issues.

The committee will focus on helping government identify knowledge gaps that have to be filled for successful implementation of an ecosystem approach to forestry and forest biodiversity conservation.

Members of the Forest Biodiversity Science Advisory Committee:

  • Peter Bush, Department of Lands and Forestry, PhD, chair
  • Peter Duinker, Dalhousie University, PhD, forest science expert
  • Tom Herman, Acadia University, PhD, biodiversity expert
  • Thom Erdle, University of New Brunswick, PhD, spatial modelling expert
  • Graham Forbes, University of New Brunswick, PhD, ecological planning expert

Download the FBSAC Strategic Research Plan (PDF)

Download the committee terms of Reference (PDF)